Friday, January 22, 2010
Minister reiterates open government commitment
Special Minister of State Senator Joe Ludwig gives this positive assessment of Federal Government achievements and plans for open government in Fairfax publications today. There's room for qualifiers on some of what he says-a couple of the printed comments suggest pigs are flying - but in the spirit of a new year, and Australia Day, it's a welcome restatement for the record of the commitment to "restore trust and integrity in the use of Commonwealth Government information, promoting a pro-disclosure culture and protecting the public interest through genuine reform". The Minister didn't mention submissions to a Senate Committee on the Government's proposed reform legislation close on 28 January.